Most of the dishes I have been making all these years are either from books , friends ,Tv. But this one was shared by my maid when we were staying in Delhi. She stayed in our servant quarter with her large family. Her name is Ja.. A very delicate looking, clean , she was B ed(Trained Teacher). Her husband was a Peon in one of the Govt offices.She stayed with us because of housing problem plus she did not have to pay any rent!!! Ja cooked and looked after my kids when I was out. I remember she used to clear my daughter’s algebra problems!!:)Iam not so good in Maths plus my time ICSE is different from the way they tackle maths problems today.
But that was a golden era in my life.I remember Ja.. too for all the services she rendered to us. The memories of those days come alive when I prepare this dish
12-14 egg size or small potatoes. (boiled but not overcooked)
1 whole pod of garlc(around 15 cloves of garlic)
1 heaped tsp of chilli powder
Peel the potatoes.Make a paste of garlic salt and chilli powder, without adding water.
Heat oil in the fry pan. Add the red garlic paste. Fry for few seconds.Do not let it turn brown.
But if you want to serve it later, then after adding potatoes to the paste saute on medium heat for2-3 minutes. Before serving just saute on high heat till potatoes are crisp .
You can serve this as a starter , or a side dish in a meal(it is hot and spicy). This is a dry dish no gravy. Now my meme , very tough;)
5 THINGS THE WORLD DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT ME
I have been tagged by Hema . Thanx Hema.
I don’t know where to start. Ok here I go..
1.Iam a maharashtrian, stayed most of the time in north India. My profession is :-Iam a freelance artist . I design and paint on silks and chiffons with french dyes, to make wearable items. Iam self taught , no formal training. It just runs in the blood.
2.I hate going for walks as an exercise routine. I know it is the best form of exercise but somehow I detest going for walks. But I don’t mind spending 2 hrs mall hopping doing window shopping!!:)Very smart na..Window shopping is interesting you see. I get to see what’s new , colour combinations in vogue.
3. Iam crazy for bags . It is routine for me to check out which is the latest design in bags. I don’t buy them because I know Iwill soon become bankrupt then.But I don’t know what happens to me when I see bags displayed.Not only shops but even if I see a lady with a bag on TV, I go crazy. I wait patiently for the camera angle to change so that I get a better view. I know it is crazy, but it is beyond me now.
Nowadays my latest addition to window shopping is camera!!
4.Iam scared of the creepy crawly things. On top of the list is lizards. I just cannot stand their presence in the house. I always wished I could stay in a country where there are no lizards.Are there wall lizards in US? No na I am coming there. )))
Then comes the snakes.We had 6 baby vipers living with us and we were not aware of their presence , until they emerged from their hiding places one by one. One from the shoe, another on the steel almirah(it’s still a mystery how it climbed that. We had OPERATION VIPERS. I lost my appetite sleep…always gripped with fear.Luckily I had people to help me out.
You all must be thinking where the hell I was staying. No not in the jungle but on the outskirt of the main city where it was more green.
Third is cockroach. Iam not scared of them , But one of them entered the car. It took me and others to get that thing out 1 1/2 hours.I can well imagine the consequences, if it had crawled on my feet while I drove. Hema this is the fear I wrote to you about !!!!!
5. The last is I love to gaze at sea and aeroplane taking off and landing. I am writing about them together becoz otherwise it will become a 6 point MEME.Till now I have seen sea only in Mumbai .But sitting there at Nariman Point is something I love.
I don’t know why I fancy aeroplanes at this age .My reactions can become child like if let my self go free. But I curtail my feelings to a big smile and WOW.I have shown you the craziest side of me. I will have to do a survey to see whomI should Tag next:)